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ANM in the News Archive January 16 - 20,  2020

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January 20, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 23:00

MP Fahmi Fadzil to move forward with Lembah Pantai job centre

Soon folks in Lembah Pantai will find it easier to look for their dream jobs in the area, even with multinational companies like Alibaba and Razer.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 22:00

Courts going digital for easier access to justice, says minister

The country’s courts are not only going digital but are also adopting artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives to ensure easy access to justice.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | BSH 2020 Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

3.8 million people to benefit from BSH first phase payment from Monday (Jan 20)

The first phase payment of RM300 under the Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) 2020 will be credited into the bank accounts of registered recipients between Monday (Jan 20) and Wednesday (Jan 22), says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

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New Malaysia | Jawi Controversy Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Chinese schools in Penang oppose introduction of Jawi for Year Four pupils

Chinese primary schools in Penang will not introduce Jawi script to Year Four pupils this year.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida should focus on her response to the showcause letter: PKR Sec-Gen

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has been advised against involving anyone in her response over a show-cause letter from the party.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida: Pengerang to become smart city in five years

Pengerang in Johor has been targeted to become a smart city in five years, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Proposal of subsidies for child safety seats will be tabled: Selangor state exco

The proposal for subsidies for the purchase of child restraint seats will be tabled to the Selangor state government to help ease the burden of the B40 group, according to Selangor Consumer Affairs exco Hee Loy Sian.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 20:00

Tun M clarifies that he did not say PH would be a one-term govt

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed has clarified that he did not mean that Pakatan Harapan (PH) would be a one-term government, stating that he does not see it that way.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 19:00

First solar panel recycling facility in next 10 years: Yeo

The government is looking forward to a private company setting up a solar panel recycling centre in the next 10 years.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 19:00

Enhanced supplementary food programme launched today

Beginning today, students who are eligible for the Enhanced Supplementary Food Programme (ESFP) implemented in 100 primary schools throughout the country will enjoy free meals.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

'Central payment infrastructure providers needed to make Msia cashless'

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today outlined two aspects which must first be addressed in order for the government to realise its aspiration to transform Malaysia into a cashless society.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

Ministry to utilise integrated enforcement management system from today

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has begun to fully utilise the Integrated Enforcement Management System (IEMS) today to conduct price checks on goods.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | Overhaul Corruption Jan 20, 2020 @ 18:00

Shahrir Samad, Ahmad Maslan arrested; to face charges tomorrow

Former Felda chairman Tan Sri Shahrir Abd Samad and ex-Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan will be charged in court tomorrow under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA) 2001.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 17:00

'Kissing the hand of a thief': Dr M baffled how people are influenced by person facing trial for stealing

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is baffled at how people can be influenced by a person who is facing a trial for cheating and stealing money.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

PSD, MoH, MoF urged to resolve medical officers' predicament

The Public Services Department (PSD), Health Ministry (MoH), and the Finance Ministry (MoF) once and for all need to resolve the predicaments faced by medical officers (MOs) in government hospitals.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

RM66mil e-Tunai Rakyat disbursed so far

A total RM66 million has been disbursed to the people under the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative as of 9pm yesterday, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 16:00

Want to sack me from PKR? Do it properly, says Zuraida

If there was any move to sack her from PKR, party vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin said it should be done by the book.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 20, 2020 @ 15:00

Join Bersatu? You can't be listening to rumours, Zuraida chides media

PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) has quashed talk that she will be joining Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia should she be sacked from the party.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

Include everyone in free breakfast programme, says Sabah school PTA

Sekolah Kebangsaan Kebagu’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is hoping that all school-going children will be included in the improvised Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) that begins today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

4,000 eligible pupils enjoy free breakfast

More than 4,000 primary school pupils across the nation enjoyed a free breakfast today in the first phase of expansion for the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT).|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 20, 2020 @ 13:00

Perak govt seeks win-win situation over Kledang Saiong land clearing issue, says MB

The state government is looking for a win-win situation to solve the Kledang Saiong land clearing issue, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 12:00

Mahathir says PH could be a one-term govt

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said on Monday his ruling coalition could be a one-term government if it does not make some changes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 20, 2020 @ 12:00

Mahathir says PH could be a one-term govt

If the Kimanis by-election result is anything to go by, then Pakatan Harapan (PH) has everything to worry about Barisan Nasional’s (BN) resurgence.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 20, 2020 @ 10:00

With RM300b at stake, tax experts caution Putrajaya to rein in shadow economy soon

The government needs to crack down on the shadow economy sooner rather than later, two tax experts said.|Read more >Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 20, 2020 @ 07:00

Kula: M’sians working in S’pore may get Socso coverage

Malaysians working in Singapore may get protection against injuries due to occupational accidents or diseases under Socso’s scheme for the self-employed under a study, says M. Kulasegaran.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 20, 2020

Baru: Special unit on modernising agriculture to be set up

The Federal Cabinet is setting up a special unit that will focus on modernising the agricultural sector nationwide, disclosed Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 20, 2020

Pekadin urges govt to suspend introduction of PSS

The Sabah Kadazandusun Murut Welfare and Education Association (Pekadin), is calling on the government to immediately suspend the introduction of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) to replace three documents for foreigners in Sabah.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 20, 2020 @ 00:00

PM: Concept of 'Malaysia Inc' now more important than ever

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today that the concept of ‘Malaysia Incorporated’ (Malaysia Inc), which integrates the objectives of the private and public sectors, is now more important than ever to achieve the country’s big and ambitious goals.|Read more >|NST

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

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January 19, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 19, 2020 @ 22:00

Penang unlikely to impose unsold property tax: Jagdeep

The Penang government would not likely consider introducing the unsold property tax to address the property overhang issue in the state.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:00

'No plans to extend RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat'

The Government does not have plans to extend the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative when registration ends on March 9.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:00

Sabah CM says won’t punish Kimanis voters despite by-election defeat

Accepting his party’s defeat in the recent Kimanis by-election, Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal says he will continue to develop the constituency despite losing to Umno and Barisan Nasional.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:00

Profiteering traders beware!

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) has identified premises which have raised the prices of vegetables and promises action will be taken against them.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: SOCSO Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:00

Govt to introduce new initiatives for welfare of fishermen

The government will introduce new initiatives to protect the welfare of fishermen in the country by having them register with the Social Security Organisation (Socso).|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:00

Dzulkefly: Health Ministry to probe cause behind MOs' contract termination

The Health Ministry will launch a probe to find out why several of its medical officers (MO) in Sibu had their contracts abruptly terminated.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:00

Three things we learnt about: The Kimanis parliamentary by-election

In the straight fight between Warisan’s 66-year-old candidate Datuk Karim Bujang and Umno’s 48-year-old Datuk Mohamad Alamin, pundits said it would be unpredictable and a close race from the start as both men had their pros and cons, with the common factor being they had equally lost in Election 2018.|Read more >Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 00:00

Anwar: Kimanis defeat clear sign rakyat dissatisfied with PH govt

Pakatan Harapan's (PH) component parties should regard the results of the Kimanis parliamentary seat by-election on Saturday as a clear sign of the people's dissatisfaction towards the government.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:00

Could be voters yet to embrace Pakatan, says Dr M on Kimanis loss

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Parti Warisan Sabah's defeat in the Kimanis by-election on Saturday (Jan 18) could be because the voters in that parliamentary constituency had yet to embrace the Pakatan Harapan administration.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 19, 2020 @ 09:00

RM1,200 minimum wage compliance to be known by Feb 28

The smooth and effective implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage in major cities under 57 city councils and municipal councils will only be known by the end of February, said Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 19, 2020 @ 07:00

PKR instructs Zuraida to explain

The rivalry between Team Anwar and Team Azmin flared up again with PKR issuing its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin a show cause letter on Jan 15, demanding for an explanation on why she should not be sacked for her alleged transgressions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 19, 2020 @ 07:00

PKR instructs Zuraida to explain

The rivalry between Team Anwar and Team Azmin flared up again with PKR issuing its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin a show cause letter on Jan 15, demanding for an explanation on why she should not be sacked for her alleged transgressions.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020

Najib: BN’s handsome victory in Kimanis by-election shows people against PSS

Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Datuk Mohamad Alamin handsome victory in the Kimanis by-election showed that the people have rejected the government’s plan to implement the Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), said former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 19, 2020

BN wins with bigger majority in Kimanis

Barisan Nasional (BN) retained the Kimanis parliamentary seat after winning yesterday’s by-election with a majority of 2,029 votes – a significant increase compared to its win in the the 14th General Elections (GE14).|Read more >| BorneoPost

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

Each successful applicant will receive RM30 starting January 15, 2020. Find out more >

January 18, 2020

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Zuraida: I will only answer to disciplinary committee

I will only answer to the disciplinary committee and no one else, say PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Govt will consider e-Tunai payment into bank accounts of those without smartphones

The government is willing to pay the RM30 due to each eligible Malaysian under its e-Tunai Rakyat (people’s e-cash) programme and accessible through selected e-wallet operators, by banking the allocation into the bank accounts of beneficiaries who do not have smart phones.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoHR Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Empowering TVET among priorities of HR Ministry

Empowering Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) by developing a more relevant new policy in implementing TVET’s agenda in line with industry needs was part of the Ministry of Human Resources’s plan throughout 2019.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

Kimanis polls: BN wins with 1000-vote majority in unofficial early counts

Barisan Nasional has won the Kimanis parliamentary seat with a majority of over 1,000 votes, according to unofficial reports.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 18, 2020 @ 20:00

PKR MPP wants transition of power to be peaceful, orderly

PKR central leadership council (MPP) members want the transition of the prime minister to be undertaken peacefully, unanimously and in an orderly manner, making the Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council as the best forum.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:00

Dr Lee: 5G technology is safe for use

The Health Ministry has assured that the use of 5G technology is not detrimental to health.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 18:00

Zuraida show-cause letter reignites Anwar-Azmin rivalry in PKR

PKR's action in issuing a show-cause letter to its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has once again re-ignited the acrimony between Team Anwar and Team Azmin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:00

PKR insists Anwar its PM candidate, tells party reps in Pakatan Council to obey decision

The PKR’s Central Leadership Council (MPP) today reiterated its selection of party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the next prime minister candidate.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 15:00

Show-cause letter issued, PKR gives Zuraida 14 days to respond

PKR vice president Zuraida Kamaruddin has been given 14 days to respond to a show-cause letter issued to her on claims of disciplinary misconduct.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 18, 2020 @ 14:00

20 + 18 toll discount for Penang Bridge? Plus will clarify, says Lim

The recent toll concession extension showed that the Pakatan Harapan government performed better than the previous administration, Lim Guan Eng said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 14:00

PKR issues show-cause letter to Zuraida over disciplinary issues

PKR has issued a show-cause letter to its vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin yesterday over disciplinary issues, the party's secretary-general, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 18, 2020 @ 14:00

More than half turn out to vote in Kimanis, cops say all's calm at polls

More than half of the registered voters in the Kimanis parliamentary constituency have come out to vote as of noon on Saturday (Jan 18).|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 18, 2020 @ 13:00

'Concession restructuring a win for millions'

The government’s decision not to sell Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Malaysia Bhd (PLUS), but rather to restructure the concession agreement, is deemed a ‘win’ for millions of highway users.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | PKR feud Jan 18, 2020 @ 11:00

As PKR leaders meet, supporters clash over Zuraida's fate

PKR supporters both in favour and against Zuraida Kamaruddin gathered today outside a party meeting, with one side demanding her sacking while the other throwing support behind her.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2020 @ 10:00

RM5.4m aid for B40 Indians to buy food: Mitra

The Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (Mitra) has allocated RM5.4 million under the Akshaya Patra aid programme for 3,000 recipients in the B40 group to buy basic food necessities.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 18, 2020 @ 10:00

Federal govt never dictates how state govt should spend given allocations: Mahathir

The federal government has never dictated how state governments should spend the financial allocation provided to them, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 18, 2020 @ 07:00

Make PLUS concession terms public, govt urged

The public is unable to judge the Federal Government’s decision not to dispose Plus Malaysia Bhd, the country’s largest highway concessionaire, as a wise choice as there is little transparency in the way the deal was made.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2020

Courts in Sarawak, Sabah to go paperless

The courts in Sarawak and Sabah are embracing the paperless trend in the bid to be more environmentally friendly.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 18, 2020

Additional economic activities increase rubber smallholders’ income

Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong said the Sabah Rubber Industry Board’s (LIGS) had implemented the additional economic activity programme for rubber tappers last year.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

Each successful applicant will receive RM30 starting January 15, 2020. Find out more >

January 17, 2020

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 17, 2020 @ 23:00

Finance Minstry: Govt targeting 15 million e-wallet users

The Government wants to increase the number of digital payment users to 15 million people as it moves toward making Malaysia a cashless society.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 17, 2020 @ 23:00

Govt to review allowance for KAFA teachers

The government will continue to focus on the welfare of Quran and Fardhu Ain (KAFA) class teachers including reviewing the allowance given to them, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 17, 2020 @ 21:00

Free breakfast programme for B40 children will prevent wastage: PTAs

Several Parents-Teacher Associations (PTAs) described the first phase of the free breakfast programme (PSP) to be implemented on Jan 20 will have a positive impact on students from low-income households (B40).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 17, 2020 @ 22:00

This is not the time to discuss on power transition, says Azmin

PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali said now is not the time to discuss on transition or the prime minister power transition as all Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders should focus on developing the nation for the well-being of the people.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sexual assault Jan 17, 2020 @ 22:00

Anyone free to comment on Yusoff Rawther’s case, PM says after backlash against IGP

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said everyone including the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Hamid Bador and politicians are free to air their opinion on sexual claims made by a former worker against PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Toll Rate Reduction Jan 17, 2020 @ 21:00

Extension will allow Plus to settle debts, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes that the 20-year extension for Plus Malaysia Bhd (Plus) would allow the highway operator to settle its debts.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sexual assault Jan 17, 2020 @ 20:00

Yusoff seeking clarifications from AGC on its statement

Muhammed Yusoff Rawther is seeking clarifications from the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) as he plans to take civil action against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over an allegation of sexual assault.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 17, 2020 @ 19:00

Selangor starts round-the-clock monitoring, check river pollution

The Selangor state government is conducting a 24-hour monitoring operation at river basin areas in the state starting today until Jan 31 in a bid to curb pollution.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Scandal: Sexual assault Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

Anwar to file defamation suit against Yusoff Rawther

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will file a defamation suit against Muhammed Yusoff Rawther over his Nov 19 statutory declaration (SD) last year claiming that the PKR president had sexually assaulted him.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Propositions Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

Sabah Law Society renews call for judges with 'Bornean experience' to hear cases from East Malaysia

The Sabah Law Society (SLS) has renewed its call for judges with Bornean judicial experience to form part of the appellate courts' panel when hearing cases from Sabah and Sarawak.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

26,619 to vote in Kimanis by-election tomorrow

A total of 29,619 people out of the 29,664 ordinary eligible voters will go to the polls in the Kimanis parliamentary by-election tomorrow.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 17, 2020 @ 16:00

Many Malaysians feel Putrajaya not doing enough to address climate change, survey shows

Half of those surveyed in Malaysia feel the federal government is not doing enough to address the issue of climate change despite it being a top concern for the country, a Singaporean think-tank’s study has revealed.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 17, 2020 @ 15:00

t is up to private clinics, hospitals to set price for influenza vaccine

It is up to private clinics and hospitals to set the price of the influenza vaccine as it is not under the category of controlled medicine, Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Projects: MRT2 Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

MRT 2 is 70 per cent completed

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line, better known as MRT 2 is 70 per cent completed, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PBH Jan 17, 2020

Baru: Pan Borneo Highway 42 pct completed, authorities addressing complaints

The Pan Borneo Highway project in Sarawak has progressed to a completion rate of 42 per cent, compared to the scheduled 43 per cent, said Works Minister Baru Bian.|Read more >| BorneoPost

 

New Malaysia | Toll Rate Reduction Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

PMO: PLUS to lower tolls on six highways from Feb 1

Six highways will start lowering their tolls as early as Feb 1 and there will be no more toll hikes for the next 38 years, says the Prime Minister's Office.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

Penang government to call for meeting with fishermen community on PSR

The Penang government will hold a meeting with the fishermen community on Monday to further discuss the state’s plan to carry out the large scale Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: MoH Jan 17, 2020 @ 13:00

Health Ministry to review clinics in rural areas to optimise services

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye today said that the ministry will look at the number of health clinics around the country and decide whether they should continue operations or be shut down.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:00

EC assures video cameras at polling stations won't compromise ballot secrecy

The Election Commission (EC) has given its assurance that the video cameras to be installed in all 68 polling streams for the Kimanis by-election will not interfere with the secrecy of ballots.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:00

Malaysians to be Prasarana, MAHB CEO

Both Prasarana Malaysia Bhd as well as Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) will have a local as their top executive, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 17, 2020 @ 12:00

Finance minister assures public eWallet push not meant to ferret out private data

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has dismissed the notion that registering with the E-Tunai Rakyat cashless payment initiative would reveal Malaysians’ personal information to the authorities.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: MoA Jan 17, 2020 @ 10:00

Ministry tackling water scarcity facing farmers in Seberang Prai Utara

Water shortage in paddy fields in Seberang Prai Utara (SPU) district due to drought has prompted Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Deputy Minister Sim Tze Tzin to go down to the ground to see the real situation faced by farmers there.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2020 @ 07:00

Traffic wardens on the beat in Penang

Traffic wardens have been introduced on the island to help reduce traffic congestion and road violations, says Penang mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: Home Jan 17, 2020 @ 07:00

Local bodies to be scrutinised to check terror financing

Financial records of societies and organisations will be scrutinised for terrorism financing, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 17, 2020 @ 07:00

e-Tunai allocation may be increased

The government will consider increasing the initial RM450mil allocation for 15 million people in the e-Tunai Rakyat initiative should the number of applicants increase, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 17, 2020 @ 07:00

Council has no power to remove PM, says PAS

The Pakatan Harapan presidential council has no power to remove a sitting prime minister unless he loses his majority in Parliament, says Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 17, 2020

Intelligence unit, lab to combat illegal wildlife trade

The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) is establishing an intelligence unit and securing the Wildlife Health, Genetic and Forensic Laboratory to comply with internationally accepted requirements to conduct wildlife forensic work and combat illegal wildlife trade.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 17, 2020

Movement of PSS holders restricted — Azis

Holders of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) will only be allowed to travel to the peninsula after getting the approval of the Sabah Immigration Department director, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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What is E-Tunai Rakyat?

Each successful applicant will receive RM30 starting January 15, 2020. Find out more >

January 16, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 16, 2020 @ 22:00

FT Ministry creates fund to help Bumiputra pay housing deposit

The Federal Territory Ministry, through Kuala Lumpur City Hall, (DBKL) will provide a revolving fund of RM3.9 million to help Bumiputra buy affordable homes.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 16, 2020 @ 22:00

Pairin lying regarding PRSS: Shafie Apdal

Tan Sri Pairin Kitingan was lying when he claimed that the proposal for the implementation of the Sabah Temporary Resident Pass (PRSS) was not made at a meeting of the Technical Committee on Management of Foreigners in Sabah which he had chaired, according to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 16, 2020 @ 20:00

Malaysians move towards cashless future with e-Tunai Rakyat

The ‘e-Tunai Rakyat’ programme which distributes RM30 each to those eligible through e-wallet will certainly contribute towards a cashless society and in helping Malaysians especially from the B40 and M40 groups familiarise themselves with electronic payments.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt: MCMC Jan 16, 2020 @ 20:00

Industry players welcome appointment of Malaysian Media Council pro-tem committee members

The appointment of 17 members of the pro-tem committee today to discuss the direction and structure for the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council (MMC) has been well received by industry players.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 16, 2020 @ 19:00

It’s official: 14 Mercedes Benzs in Kelantan are for state govt use

The Kelantan deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah has confirmed that purchase of Mercedez Benz was not only for official use of the Mentri Besar, but also used by the other state leaders, Malaysiakini reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Cashless Policy Jan 16, 2020 @ 19:00

Bus operators required to provide cashless payment services: Loke

All bus operators especially stage bus companies that receive subsidies from the government have been required to provide a cashless payment system for their services.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt: MoT Jan 16, 2020 @ 19:00

Be like myBas Ipoh, go cashless, Loke tells bus service providers

Public transport companies, including those offering stage bus services, have been urged to adopt cashless payment system.|Read more >|NST

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January 16, 2020

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 16, 2020 @ 17:00

37,700 CCTV cameras installed at private premises

A total of 37,705 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras have been installed at 3,226 private premises nationwide from 2012 until December last year, according to Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Datuk Zainal Abidin Kasim.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Reforms Jan 16, 2020 @ 17:00

Security and Public Order Consultative Council to be set up, says Muhyiddin

A Security and Public Order Consultative Council (MKKKA) is in the process of being set up to improve the management of current issues related to security threats, said Minister of Home Affairs Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Cashless Policy Jan 16, 2020 @ 17:00

Penang market stall owners going cashless

A number of stall owners from Taman Lip Sin Sungai Dua wet market, near here who have adopted the cashless payment method are content with the results.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Projects: PSR Jan 16, 2020 @ 15:00

Penang land reclamation group submits memorandum to Suhakam, wants project probed for rights violations

The Penang Tolak Tambak ad hoc group today appealed to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to conduct a full investigation of the plight faced by fishermen affected by the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) Project.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 16, 2020 @ 15:00

Judiciary to step up mobile courts programme in Sabah, Sarawak

The judiciary will step up its mobile courts programme in Sabah and Sarawak, not only in remote areas, but also for the urban poor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 16, 2020

CM: RM2.8 bln allocation to be used for first phase of state water supply grid

The Sarawak government will fully utilise its RM2.8 billion allocation for water supply projects to implement the first phase of the state water supply grid this year, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 16, 2020 @ 14:00

'Let PH presidential council decide'

Talks on power transition should not be the focus as it would hold back efforts to put the country’s economy back on the right track.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 16, 2020 @ 14:00

Everyone has the right to practise own religion, says Dr M

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has called on Malaysians to respect all religions.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt: Works Jan 16, 2020 @ 14:00

RM494 million approved for Sabah infrastructure works this year

A total of RM494 million has been allocated for infrastructure works in Sabah this year, Works Minister Baru Bian said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Vernacular schools lawsuit Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:00

Vernacular schools lawsuit: MCA, MIC, Gerakan, three groups seek to be made parties

Political parties MCA, MIC, Gerakan and three other groups have all applied to be party to a lawsuit asking the courts to declare vernacular schools unconstitutional.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | Free breakfast programme Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:00

Free breakfast programme to focus on less fortunate

The free breakfast programme by the Education Ministry will proceed as planned next Monday with more focus given to the less unfortunate, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:00

DPM discloses five-year plan to end child marriages in Malaysia

Putrajaya is working on a five-year plan that it hopes will end the ongoing practice of marriages with minors, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:00

Close to RM10m credited on first day of e-tunai initiative

Some RM10 million was credited into applicants accounts on the first day of the E-tunai rakyat initiative which started on Wednesday (Jan 15).|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:00

Dr M: PLUS won't be sold, 20-year extension for toll concession

The Cabinet has decided not to sell PLUS to any bidders as they are not attractive enough, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Initiatives Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:00

Major plans to make Pulau Tikus a more liveable place

Among other things, there will be more green spaces for a healthier lifestyle, more opportunities for business and employment and a greater emphasis on culture and the arts.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Viewpoints Jan 16, 2020 @ 12:00

‘Healthcare supposed to be the right of all citizens and not a luxury’

With demand for healthcare services and medicines increasing due to the longer life expectancy of Malaysians, consumer groups and experts say the government has to ensure medical costs remain low.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 16, 2020 @ 12:00

RCI report on Wang Kelian to be presented to Cabinet next week

The Home Ministry will present a report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the Wang Kelian human trafficking incident to the Cabinet next week.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 16, 2020 @ 10:00

Not true RM400m spent on official cars, says Kelantan MB’s Office

The Kelantan Mentri Besar’s Office has denied using a RM400 million special allocation meant for the state to buy a fleet of Mercedes-Benz as official cars for its senior officials as alleged recently.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Mandatory death sentence Jan 16, 2020 @ 09:00

Findings on alternatives to mandatory death sentence to be presented in first quarter

The findings of the special committee that is looking at alternatives to the mandatory death sentence, will be presented to the Cabinet in the first quarter of this year, said the committee in a statement issued yesterday.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 16, 2020 @ 09:00

Jakim never banned any non-Muslim celebrations: Mujahid

The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) has never banned any festive celebration, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Minimum wage Jan 16, 2020 @ 07:00

‘New minimum wage unfair to local workers and employers’

The newly gazetted minimum wage of RM1,200, which will cover 56 cities and municipal councils from Feb 1, will be unfair to local workers and employers, says the Association of Employment Agencies Malaysia.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Kimanis by-election Jan 16, 2020 @ 07:00

EC acts on two election offences on record

There are only two election offences recorded in the Kimanis parliamentary by-election process to date, since the campaign started after nominations on Jan 4.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 16, 2020 @ 07:00

Sabahans rally against PSS

The gathering against Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS) that took less than two hours at old Membakut town, was a peaceful event with local Opposition taking turns to give their views on the matter.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 16, 2020 @ 07:00

Questions raised over the introduction of PSS

It seems that the state government has no intention of sending non-citizens residing in Sabah back to their home countries with the introduction of Sabah Temporary Pass (PSS), said Dr Pamela Yong.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: State Jan 16, 2020

CM: S’wak govt will consider applying for license to set up state’s own digital bank

The Sarawak government will consider applying for a license from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to set up the state’s own digital bank, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.|Read more >| BorneoPost

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 16, 2020 @ 01:00

Dong Jiao Zong admits learning jawi not a process of islamisation - Mujahid

Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong (Dong Jiao Zong) today concurred that the proposed introduction of Jawi writing into the Bahasa Melayu subject at national-type schools is not intended to convert non-Muslim students into Muslims.|Read more >|NST

New Malaysia | New Policies: PSS Jan 16, 2020 @ 00:00

Azis Jamman: Rules for limited movement for proposed PSS holders are not new

There are rules to limit movement of holders of IMM13 cards, Burung-Burung cards and census certificates, which does not allow them to move freely outside Sabah.|Read more >|TheStar

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January 15, 2020

New Malaysia | Govt: MoF Jan 15, 2020 @ 22:00

RM100m allocation for maintenance, upgrading of tahfiz, pondok, SAR schools

The Finance Ministry today handed over an allocation of RM100 million for maintenance and upgrading of Islamic education institutions, comprising tahfiz and pondok schools, as well as “Sekolah Agama Rakyat” (SAR), in the country.|Read more >|SunDaily

 

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 15, 2020 @ 21:00

No need for PH presidential council to discuss on power transition - Lim

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council does not need to hold a special meeting on the transition of power for the post of prime minister, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 15, 2020 @ 18:00

Putrajaya appoints Tok Pa as Teraju head

Former International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has been appointed as chairman of the Leading Bumiputera Agenda Unit (Teraju) under the Prime Minister’s Office, for a period of two years.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | New Policies Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:00

Shot down: Hunting clause for licensed firearm holders to be removed, says IGP

Bukit Aman will rescind the "hunting" condition that permits 6,900 licensed firearms holders to hunt wildlife, says Tan Sri Abdul Bador.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | E-Tunai Rakyat Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:00

Overwhelming response on first day of RM30 e-Tunai initiative, mobile apps report heavy traffic

Touch n' Go eWallet and Boost service providers experienced overwhelming response over the RM30 e-Tunai Rakyat initiative, causing heavy traffic on their mobile applications.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | New Cashless Policy Jan 15, 2020 @ 15:00

Labuan sea transport services go cashless Feb 1

Cash payment for sea transport services from Labuan to destinations in Sabah and Sarawak will soon be a thing of the past once the online payment system takes off on Feb 1.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Controversial Ponggal circular Jan 15, 2020 @ 14:00

Now, Jakim washes hands of ministry’s Ponggal circular

The Education Ministry and the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia each say the other is responsible for a controversial circular advising against Muslim participation in the Ponggal harvest festival.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | Govt Programmes Jan 15, 2020 @ 14:00

Take advantage of free polio immunisation, Sabahan told

The people of Sabah including foreign nationals must take advantage of the free polio immunisation provided for children under five years old.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | PM Succession Jan 15, 2020 @ 13:00

Klang MP on PM transition: Ball in your court, presidential council

Klang MP Charles Santiago has urged the Pakatan Harapan presidential council to set a clear date for the transition of power for the Prime Minister's post.|Read more >|TheStar

 

New Malaysia | Controversial Ponggal circular Jan 15, 2020 @ 13:00

Former Perak official seeks court order to publicly gag state excos on 999-year land ownership

The Education Ministry and the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia each say the other is responsible for a controversial circular advising against Muslim participation in the Ponggal harvest festival.|Read more >|Malaymail

New Malaysia | New Cashless Policy Jan 15, 2020 @ 12:00

Call to provide options for those who prefer cash transactions

Government departments should cater to those who prefer cash transactions.|Read more >|NST

 

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 15, 2020 @ 08:00

Report: Putrajaya mulls extending PLUS concession to cut toll charges instead of selling

The government could lengthen the concession period for five major PLUS tolled roads, including the 772km North-South Expressway, as a way to reduce charges instead of the initial plan to privatise the operator, The Straits Times reported today.|Read more >|Malaymail

 

New Malaysia | MTUC Jan 15, 2020 @ 10:00

RoS lifts suspension on MTUC

The Registrar of Societies (RoS) yesterday lifted the temporary suspension on the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), and will not take action to deregister the latter.|Read more >|SunDaily

New Malaysia | Mandatory death sentence Jan 15, 2020 @ 07:00

Families want killers hanged

Tan, 57, was among several families of murdered victims who had come before the select committee that was set up to study and advise the government on replacing the mandatory death sentence.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt Jan 15, 2020 @ 07:00

We are coming for you, police warn mat rempit

Bukit Aman will focus on the mat rempit in the latest Ops Selamat, says Datuk Mazlan Mansor.|Read more >|TheStar

New Malaysia | Govt: MoE Jan 15, 2020

Federal govt still needs to work closely with Sarawak on education — Teo

The federal Education Ministry still needs to work closely with its Sarawak counterpart although education is a subject under the federal government.|Read more >| BorneoPost

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